Currently, there are many printers that can print directly on CDs without using any label paper.
You first need a printer that can print directly on CDs, and also special CDs that can be printed on (usually ink jet printable CDs).
If you have both, then you're in luck; AudioLabel is compatible with any CD/DVD printer.
Most CD/DVD printers come with their own cd print software, but it only works with their printer and is usually lacking in many ways (as you have already noticed).
This dialog box is displayed in AudioLabel when the 'CD Printer Properties' button is pressed from the
Print Dialog box (or the first time you print directly on a CD).
The 'CD Printer Properties' button is only visible when you have selected the 'Disc' tab in the
Print Dialog box,
and you have selected a CD/DVD printer as your label paper (as shown below).
The settings for printing on a CD, and the settings for printing on paper will be different.
Since the printer settings are different, the CD Printer settings are saved separately.
All of the printer settings that you last used are remembered each time you start the cd printer software.
When you click on the Properties
button of the CD Printer Properties dialog, you will see the settings for your exact printer.
The CD Printer Tray usually needs to be changed to 'CD/DVD' or 'Manual'.
If you are unsure of the correct CD printer settings, please carefully read the printer manual that came with the printer.
Also, always make sure the print quality is set to the highest setting - yes it's slow, but you cannot put a price on quality.
If for some reason your CD/DVD printer is not listed, you can still make it work. All you need to do is select a similar CD printer, and then adjust the dimensions in the Label Alignment Wizard (there may be a bit of trial and error to get it perfect). To get the best alignment, set aside one CD for testing purposes only. Next, print a completely blank CD with the Print Borders option turned on. Based on how far the label border prints from the center of the CD, you can make adjustments in the Label Alignment Wizard. You may have to repeat this process to get it perfect.